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TMBA433: A Conversation With Seth Godin

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Today's guest has been massively influential on Dan and Ian from the very start of their journey.

Seth Godin is something of a legend in entrepreneurial circles, and he hardly needs an introduction.

His books about marketing, creativity, building companies, and personal development include Purple Cow, Meatball Sundae, The Dip, and Linchpin. These books are frequent recommendations on this podcast and have long been shared among our listeners.

In addition to his books, Seth has founded an intensive four-week alternative online MBA called altMBA.  He has also created several podcasts including the popular Startup School. Seth's newest project is a brand new podcast called Akimbo.

Today's show features a wide-ranging interview, which touches on a variety of topics including Seth's history as a writer and podcaster, what the business world can offer society, and much more. 

TMBA432: Finish Big – A Conversation with Bo Burlingham

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Dan and Ian announced on last week's podcast that they are publishing a new book about the things they wished they had considered before they sold their business.

In researching the topic, they were shocked to find that there were so few people writing stories about selling businesses and that the majority of those books were simply focused on trying to get a fair price for your business.

Today's guest is Bo Burlingham. Bo is the author of several books, including a book called Finish Big, which Dan and Ian both wish they could have read before selling their own business. Bo is also a journalist, with over 30 years of experience as a writer and editor at Inc. Magazine.

On today's episode, Bo shares his stories about interviewing entrepreneurs who have exited their businesses and explains why he believes that there is much more to the process of selling a business than a simple monetary transaction.

TMBA431: We Wrote a Book

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Dan and Ian have some very exciting news to share on today's podcast.

Longtime listeners know that the two of them spent several years growing a business that they eventually sold. They have also spent countless hours on this show speaking to other entrepreneurs who have changed their lives by growing and selling their own businesses.

Because of this, they have decided to share their unique personal experience on this topic in the form of a new book, which Dan has recently completed writing.

They didn't choose to write this book as a business venture, though. They were driven by the idea that any entrepreneur can make these kinds of life-changing business deals if they are equipped with the right knowledge.

On today's episode, you will hear all about their decision to write this book, what that experience was like, and how you can be one of the first people to read it.

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